Kuala Lumpur, 31 July 2017 – INCEIF’s second President & CEO Daud Vicary Abdullah has retired effective 31 July 2017. He has been at the helm since August 2011 when he took over from INCEIF’s first President & CEO, Y.Bhg. Dato Agil Natt.
“I have decided to retire but I am not retiring from life and I am sure I will have many opportunities to continue interacting with INCEIF staff and students in the future. It has been my privilege to serve at INCEIF. I have learned a great deal, made new friends and have had an ever evolving vehicle to promote the values of Islamic finance. I am confident that progress will continue to be made at INCEIF and it has been my great pleasure to be part of that journey,” he added.
The new President & CEO of INCEIF will be announced in due course. In the interim, INCEIF Deputy President Operations, Mr Dzalin Ayub, has been appointed as the Acting President & CEO with immediate effect.
Mr Dzalin said: “I would like to thank the Board for entrusting me with this responsibility. I look forward to steering INCEIF during this critical period to bring the university to greater heights. The focus will be in enriching the learning quality and optimising our resources. INCEIF will continue to use our talent and knowledge to make a meaningful impact on the industry and the society at large, both in the country and globally.”
Mr Dzalin, who joined INCEIF in January 2015, brings with him vast experience in the areas of corporate planning, strategic development as well as change and operations management. He has over 20 years of work experience particularly in the oil & gas industry, with focus on operations, change management and business transformation. In his previous role as the Country Sales & Marketing Manager at one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies, Dzalin was responsible for the Malaysian market in driving and strategising business plans and framework for the organisation. Prior to that, Dzalin had a long stint with MISC Berhad Group of Companies where he devised and implemented the turnaround, amongst others, of a professional training establishment.